Dr. Alan TAYLOR
BSc, BSc(Open)(Hons), BVSc(Hons), Cert VA, Dip ECVAA, MRCVS
HK Registered and European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, with Distinction, from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2006. He also has 2 previous degrees; one in Biology from Paisley College of Technology (UK) and one in Natural Sciences with Chemistry from The Open University (UK). Prior to attending vet school, he was a fast jet Navigator in the Royal Air Force (UK) for 17-years and travelled widely during this time including to Hong Kong.
He did a rotating internship in Equine Studies at the Equine Referral Hospital (ERH) one of the hospitals of the Royal Veterinary College (UK) and was asked to stay on as a Staff Clinician in Anaesthesia to cover equine and farm anaesthesia towards the end of his internship. During his 7-years as a Staff Clinician he also worked extensively in the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals (QMHA). He has performed many anaesthetics in horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, alpacas, dogs, cats and chickens, as well as some exotic species such as giraffe and pygmy hippo and also “small furries” such as rabbits, rats and ferrets and this has included the routine patient to the critically ill, including abdominal, cardiac (including cardiac bypass procedures), neurological, ophthalmological and obstetric interventions.
He enjoys teaching and was able to help and guide many undergraduate and post-graduate students at the RVC with didactic, informal and clinical teaching. Dr. Taylor is an avid learner himself, gaining the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2008 by examination, and is taking the examination for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Diploma in 2016. He has also just completed a module in Musculoskeletal Pain from the University of Edinburgh.
He has been in Hong Kong with his wife, two daughters, the youngest being born here, and 2 dogs for 18-months now and he and his family have settled into this vibrant and busy city which they all very much enjoy. A Bearded Dragon, an African Tortoise, a rescued Gecko and 11 fish also keep the family on their toes. Alan enjoys working in CityU VMC and the challenges of the many cases we see and he is excited at being able to help move the practice forward in its capabilities and in improving the care of its patients. The move to Hong Kong from the U.K. has been a good one both professionally and for family life, and Alan and family look forward to being here for the foreseeable future.
In his spare time Alan enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs; reading, especially Nordic Noir, cycling, music and his bass guitar (which he cannot play very well).